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I’ve taught psychology and the legal system for the better part of a decade. Most years, when I’ve come to the eyewitness memory topic I have discussed the case of Ronald Cotton’s wrongful conviction for the rape of Jennifer Thompson.
For on-campus students I’ve always been able to show the excellent What Jennifer Saw documentary from PBS’s Frontline. But I also teach the subject by distance, so online video is ideal. I’ve only just learned that a 2009 60 Minutes show on the case has been made available online by CBS. It runs for almost half an hour in total.
If you’re interested in the psychology of eyewitness memory or the causes of miscarriages of justice, it’s worth watching. The first segment reviews the details of the case from the crime through to Cotton’s exoneration after 11 years in prison, and the second segment includes commentary and research demonstrations from Gary Wells and Elizabeth Loftus:
Because once again, someone seems to think gamergirls who like to get their kit off is worth a good slut-shaming:
…In this parody, the role of the “slut” will be played by Renne in just her bra (what a dirty slut), and the role of the “gamergirl”* will be played by Renne with a top on, (because we all know only dirty sluts get their skin out).
* Please note: Your inner monologue may vary. Also these pictures are terrible, yes I know.
President Richard Nixon’s trip to China in 1972 ended 25 years of isolation between the U.S. and the People’s Republic of China. During the week of February 21-29, the President traveled to Beijing, Hangzhou, and Shanghai - thawing relations with a country that had long been closed to the West.
Forty years later, Our Presidents will be revisiting the iconic events of Nixon in China. Stay tuned for behind-the-scenes details about this landmark trip.
Issued by President Franklin Roosevelt on February 19, 1942, this order authorized the evacuation of all persons deemed a threat to national security from the West Coast to relocation centers further inland. In the next 6 months, over 100,000 men, women, and children of Japanese ancestry were moved to assembly centers. They were then evacuated to and confined in isolated, fenced, and guarded relocation centers, known as internment camps.
Yesterday Tory Shepherd wrote an article on The Punch about how if, in a purely hypothetical situation, she was gay (which she’s not, don’t get her wrong) she would proudly be out to the world, no ifs or buts about it. So why, she mused, did it take Magda Szubanski so long into her career to…